Pelicans win, return to help local schools in final series

Christian Donahue accounted for all four runs in the Myrtle Beach Pelicans’ 4-1 win on Sunday over the Down East Wood Ducks from Grainger Stadium.

Donahue and the Pelicans (59-73, 25-37) struck first against Woodies (58-74, 23-39) starter Tyler Thomas (0-1) in the fourth inning. With Jhonny Pereda and Wladimir Galindo aboard, Donahue whacked a two-run double to give the Birds the lead.

Brendon Davis put the Wood Ducks on the board with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, scoring Ricky Valencia to make it 2-1.

Myrtle Beach answered back in the top of the ninth inning with another RBI double from Donahue, giving the Pelicans a 3-1 advantage. He later scored on a wild pitch to increase the Birds’ lead. Donahue was responsible for all five runs in the series for the Pelicans.

* The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are giving back to area high schools through their rivalry series this coming week, August 27-30. Fans can purchase tickets online through MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/rivals. A portion of the proceeds from tickets purchased through this link will be donated to the school of their choice.

On Monday, the battle will be between Georgetown and Waccamaw High Schools. Carolina Forest and Conway collide on Tuesday while Wednesday features Socastee versus St. James. The Pelicans’ home slate concludes on Thursday with the Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach rivalry.

As part of Grand Strand Rivals Week courtesy of Angelo’s Steak and Pasta, each game will feature between-inning match-ups between the schools. All game times are 7:05 p.m. against the Buies Creek Astros. Gates will open at 6 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now and are available online at MyrtleBeachPelicans.com/rivals

Photo courtesy of MB Pelicans

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